With the final week of the anniversary event coming to a close, the official PlayOverwatch twitter has announced that developers have given us another birthday surprise. This weekend, players can experience double XP while playing Overwatch – which means double the loot boxes!

Giving You a Little Extra

While you will still only earn 1500xp for your first win of the day, nearly all other sources of XP are doubled. This includes;

  • Time spent in a match
  • Completing a match
  • Completing consecutive matches
  • Winning a match
  • Backfilling a match in progress
  • Earning medals

It will also stack with group bonuses too, giving a 40% bonus instead of the usual 20. Celebrating with friends seems to be the way to go, so get your best buddies together in celebration of two years of Overwatch.

Starting Times

The bonus event will start on Friday 8th June at the same time across all regions, and end on Monday 11th June / Tuesday 12th June depending on your time zone. For those in Europe, the event starts at 8pm CEST, and 11am PDT for those on the West Coast. Blizzard has provided a useful infographic to help you work out start times, but if your time zone isn’t on the map you can use this handy time zone converter.